Two Indian soldiers and three separatist fighters have been killed in a fierce gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Hundreds of Indian soldiers surrounded Awneera, a village about 50km south of the main city of Srinagar, on Saturday night following a tip-off about fighters in the area, AFP news agency reported.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Both claim the territory in full.
Muneer Khan, Kashmiri police chief, said that fighting took place in the Shopian area.